Category: Trade Union Bill

Draconian Trade Union Act could have been stopped and must be defied

The Tories’ Trade Union Act 2016 was given royal approval last week and Britain’s anti-union laws got even more restrictive.  Click here to read more.

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The Trade Union Bill crunch date in the Commons

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Tell our MPs not to overrule Lords amendments to the Trade Union Bill

Can you help convince your MP to oppose this bad Bill?  Click here to read more

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Government scraps proposed changes to trade union funding

Good news. The remaining bill will still mean unions require a 50% turnout threshold for industrial action ballots, a 40% threshold of eligible workers for any form of industrial action in “important” public services including education and border security, and

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The Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords

The Lords’ Report Stage is 19 April http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/tradeunion.html

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TUC: Triple whammy defeat for government over Trade Union Bill

The government was defeated in three votes on the Trade Union Bill in the House of Lords last week.  Click here to read more. Here is a link to the Lords debate

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Scrub the Trade Union Bill

Following on from our AGM and the talk given by John Noblemunn on the TU Bill there is still time to email your objections to this vicious Bill to any or as many of  the Lords as you want.  Click

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UN labour body calls on government to review parts of Trade Union Bill

International Labour Organisation requests that ministers look at proposals to lift ban on agency workers replacing those who are on strike.  Click here to read more.

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TU Bill & ♥unions campaign week 8 – 14 February

Did you know that trade unions gave the world weekends, a national minimum wage and holiday and sickness pay. Oh, and ended child labour? This Bill will undermine employees’ ability to make their voice heard at work and hand more power over

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TU Bill – Hansard report of the second reading debate in the House of Lords

Access report here of 11 January debate http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/tradeunion/stages.html  

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